Bolivian Opposition Candidate Picks Jailbird Vice-Presidential Candidate

Many times I respond to criticism (from people not all that familiar of Bolivian politics) of the Bolivian people for electing Evo by explaining that the opposition is not exactly the sort of people you vote for. Manfred Reyes Villa, who’s the second most popular opposition candidate, has picked a vice-presidential candidate to run with, and, well, he gets points for surprising people. The candidate is Leopoldo Fernández, and, he’s in jail. I last mentioned him because The Economist failed to mention that he’s in jail for allegedly orchestrating the massacre of over 20 indigenous people who supported Evo Morales. I wonder who is advising Villa, because picking this candidate, who’s in jail, not only makes it a bit harder to campaign, but might turn some people off, being that Fernández is in jail on charges of massacring over 20 people. Morales can easily turn people off, especially non-indigenous, but the opposition is also clearly insane.

Bolivian Opposition Candidate Picks Jailbird Vice-Presidential Candidate